‘Alpacasso: The Origin’ Receives Rave Reviews! Sequel Rumors Also Fly

Alpacasso: The Origin, a movie based on the popular plushie series Alpacasso, was released on April 1!

Comiket Special 6 Photo Report: Makuhari Messe Edition

Enjoy our gallery of more than 78 photos from the event!

Comiket Special 6 Opens! Event Held at Makuhari Messe, Chiba for First Time in 25 Years

Comiket Special, a special version of the well-known Comiket (Comic Market), was held on March 28–29, 2015. The event was held at Makuhari Messe for the first time in 25 years, since 1990 (Comic Market 39), and was the event related to Comiket to have been held there since that time.

Interview: Music Unit GARNiDELiA [1/2]

GARNiDELiA has given us the opening theme songs for Mekakucity Actors, The Irregular at Magic High School, and Gundam Reconguista in G. We asked the group about their upcoming performance at Sakura-Con 2015 in April.

Sakura Exhibition 2015 Soon to Tour the States

Sakura Exhibition 2015 in Tokyo is currently being held for five days March 24–28. The exhibition will also be touring the States in April.

Japanese Pro Soccer Team to Participate in Comiket Special!!

The professional soccer team Kawasaki Frontale, which even has players who participated in the World Cup, are doing a serious collaboration with otaku culture.

AnimeJapan 2015 Closes as a Grand Success!

The main area of AnimeJapan 2015 opened on the March 21, revealing displays of the newest anime information and original illustrations from popular titles.

Must-See Spring 2015 Anime Trailers! [Slice of Life/School Edition]

Get excited - trailers for spring 2015 slice of life and school life anime are here! Check them out and plan your watch list ahead of time!

Must-See Spring 2015 Anime Trailers! [Action/Battle Edition]

Trailers for spring 2015 anime are here! Check them out and plan your watch list early!

Tokyo One Piece Tower Opens on March 13!

Japan’s famous tourist spot, Tokyo Tower, has been taken over by the One Piece crew! The island of adventure, “Tongari Jima,” appears!

George & Mattsun [2/2]: A Shop Brought to Life by Latte Art

The two latte artists opened the cafe REISSUE in Harajuku, Tokyo. The slogan of the shop is “A place where you can enjoy the best latte art in the world.”

George & Mattsun [1/2]: The Pioneers of Latte Art Culture

George and Mattsun competed at the Latte 1 Grand Prix Championship held at Odaiba, Tokyo. It ended with Mattsun losing and having his face covered in pie.

Review: A Unique Photo Exhibition, Panchira 2015

Inside a skirt, there lies a universe.

Creator Interview: Laica Chrose

We explored the creative activities and the source of inspiration of Laica Chrose, winner of 2014’s TOM Prize and ARTs*LABo Prize.

Interview with Illustrator Mikeou

A talk with Mikeou, the creator behind this moe ita-curtain.

Interview: Manga Artist Shirow Miwa

We spoke with Shirow Miwa, the manga artist and illustrator behind the cover of More Heroes and Heroines.

Review: The 18th Japan Media Arts Festival - Envision the Future Through Art

An exhibition of award-winning works for the 18th Japan Media Arts Festival was open from Feb. 4–15.

Creator Interview: Illustrator Yuu

We spoke with illustrator Yuu, who designed “ita-curtains” featuring a Japanese-style Alice in Wonderland.

Looking Back at WonFes 2015 [Winter]! Part 2: Photo Collection of Cute and Sexy Figures!

From famous characters of old, to characters from new series! The forefront of the figure world is right here!

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Jan. 27, 2015 01:00

‘Sailor Moon’ x Bright Red Heart-Shaped Cell Phone Makes for a Powerful Collaboration! Our Hearts Are Beating so Fast, it Hurts!

‘Sailor Moon’ x Bright Red Heart-Shaped Cell Phone Makes for a Powerful Collaboration! Our Hearts Are Beating so Fast, it Hurts!

Y!mobile’s super cute heart-shaped cell phone, model Heart 401AB, and the anime Sailor Moon have teamed up for a collaboration! As a result, the incredibly adorable “Heart x Sailor Moon Collaboration Set (Cell Phone + Decoration Kit)” was created.

Jan. 26, 2015 13:00

Character Visuals of Hiroshima Kureminami Technical High School’s Machimiya & Ibitani from ‘Yowamushi Pedal’ Stage Play Revealed

Character Visuals of Hiroshima Kureminami Technical High School’s Machimiya & Ibitani from ‘Yowamushi Pedal’ Stage Play Revealed

New cast character visuals have been revealed for the stage play Yowamushi Pedal Inter-High Chapter: The Winner to be performed in Tokyo, Osaka, and Fukuoka beginning in March.

Jan. 26, 2015 07:00

‘Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterun Da’ 15-Second CM First Look, Part 2 of ‘Anohana’ Staff’s Adolescent Drama

‘Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterun Da’ 15-Second CM First Look, Part 2 of ‘Anohana’ Staff’s Adolescent Drama

Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai gained popularity with its 2011 TV series and became a huge hit with the release of a theatrical movie on Aug. 31, 2013. It is a masterpiece that tugs at the heartstrings of viewers and has left its mark on the history of anime.

Jan. 26, 2015 06:29

Attack on Titan x MapleStory Game Hits the US!

Attack on Titan x MapleStory Game Hits the US!

Nexon, developer of the popular game MapleStory, has released an Attack on Titan x MapleStory collaboration game!

Jan. 26, 2015 01:00

‘Sushi and Beyond’ Anime Adaptation Greenlit, Rareko Directing, Broadcast to Begin on NHK in April

‘Sushi and Beyond’ Anime Adaptation Greenlit, Rareko Directing, Broadcast to Begin on NHK in April

It has been confirmed that the TV anime Eikoku Ikka, Nihon o Taberu will begin broadcasting on NHK General TV on April 16. Also, coming before the broadcast, on Sunday, April 12 the show will be distributed to overseas audiences on NHK World TV.

Jan. 25, 2015 20:00

Introducing 370 Thousand Yen ‘Sailor Moon’ Wedding Tiara with Swarovski Pearls

Introducing 370 Thousand Yen ‘Sailor Moon’ Wedding Tiara with Swarovski Pearls

A genuine wedding tiara themed after Sailor Moon will be released in March. The design of the tiara was handled by the world’s first tiara designer, Taro Kamitani.

Jan. 25, 2015 16:00

Momoclo x KISS ‘Yume no Ukiyo ni Saitemina’ Collaboration MV, Sushio Handles Animation

Momoclo x KISS ‘Yume no Ukiyo ni Saitemina’ Collaboration MV, Sushio Handles Animation

A talk program with Momoiro Clover Z and KISS was broadcast on Jan. 19, and during it the music video for “Yume no Ukiyo ni Saitemina” was shown for the first time.

Jan. 25, 2015 12:30

Nintendo 3DS ‘The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D’ Hits Shelves Feb. 14, Special Video of Producer Introducing the Game’s World Now Available

Nintendo 3DS ‘The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D’ Hits Shelves Feb. 14, Special Video of Producer Introducing the Game’s World Now Available

In its Nintendo Direct broadcast for Jan. 14, Nintendo confirmed a Feb. 14 release date for the Nintendo 3DS game The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D. The package and download versions of the game will each be priced at 4,700 yen (plus tax).

Jan. 25, 2015 09:38

Knit Tops & Cardigans for Everyday Wear Too?! ‘Sailor Moon Crystal’ Collaborates with Casual Apparel Brand Tralala

Knit Tops & Cardigans for Everyday Wear Too?! ‘Sailor Moon Crystal’ Collaborates with Casual Apparel Brand Tralala

Sailor Moon Crystal is currently available on Niconico Douga. Up until now, various apparel items based on the series have been developed, and now a collaboration has been confirmed with Tralala, a brand that offers cute French casual apparel for adults.

Jan. 24, 2015 01:00

Sushi Ninja Toilet - Distributing CG Anime From a Toilet in Harajuku!

Sushi Ninja Toilet - Distributing CG Anime From a Toilet in Harajuku!

There have been talks recently about the necessity of overseas distribution of Japanese anime, manga, and characters. Under such circumstances, an original Internet anime is being promoted from the walls of a toilet in Harajuku.

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